Excerpts from letter received by a person incarcerated at Kettle Moraine Correctional, 12/3/18:
“The COs are some of the most disrespectful, unprofessional, underhanded people I’ve met in my life. My position is simple, if you’re an asshole be that all the time. I hate it when a CO is playing cool and reasonable one minute, then completely change, writing completely unnecessary conduct reports or sending somebody to the hole flexing their muscle to show “I’m in control”….
I received a my membership to the IWW a week 1/2 or 2 weeks ago. I have a copy of the IWW constitution and preamble, the One Big Union book, the GOB ballot, a GOB voting ballot, and my red union card. I took the ballot very seriously reading over everything twice before voting. I felt like I was doing very important work. I never had a chance to vote before my incarceration. Voting felt great!”
Conditions in the Wisconsin prison system need to change.